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Autism suit might bring more claims

Sisters Natalie and Michelle, 18 and 19, have autism and need help with the simplest tasks. They can’t communicate. They probably will never live independently.

Their parents say it didn’t have to be this way.

They argue their daughters would have been markedly more functional — perhaps even high-functioning — if the teens had gotten more educational services earlier on.

The couple is seeking unspecified damages against the Department of Education, alleging administrators failed to provide appropriate autism-specific services to the children in the 1990s and that the two were victims of “deliberate indifference” by the department.

And this week they got a big victory: A federal appeals court reinstated their lawsuit after it had been thrown out.

read more here: Autism suit might bring more claims – Hawaii News –

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